Unit 2 He decided to be an actor.
Ask and answer
--When is …? --It’s in… .
Do you know these plays?
《Romeo and Juliet》
Some of Shakespeare’s famous plays:
King Lear 李尔王
“To be or not to be, that is the question.”
Who is the writer of these plays?
Birth date: April 23,1564 Birth place: England Finished school: at the age of fourteen Married: 1582 Died: 1616
Who was William Shakespeare? What were his famous plays?
He was a writer of plays and poems.
Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet.
When was he born?
He was born in 1564.
finished school In 1578, he _______________.
He married _______ in 1582.
3 Complete the timeline for Shakespeare.
be born build die finish school go to London marry
1564 1578 1582 1592 1599 1616 was finished married went to built the died globe London born school theatre
Para 5: True or False?
William Shakespeare died in 1610.
He was poor and successful.
Shakespeare’s plays are only in English.
Besides English, his plays are also in many other languages.
Read the passage again, put the sentences in the correct order.
a. b. c. d. e. f.
Shakespeare moved to London. Shakespeare’s company opened the Globe Theatre. Shakespeare married. Shakespeare liked watching plays. Shakespeare died at the age of fifty-two. Shakespeare decided to be an actor.
4 Work in pairs. Ask and answer questions about Shakespeare.
Use the information in Activity 3 to help you.
— Was Shakespeare born in 1564? — Yes, he was.
—Did he leave school in 1582?
— No, he didn’t He finished school in 1578.
5 Complete the passage with the correct form of the words from the box.
die fire language marry poem rich successful
married 1582 and had three children. He became Shakespeare __________in famous around the world for his plays and you can see them in many language . different ____________ rich and Shakespeare also wrote poems _______ as well. lie was also a _______ ___________ actor. You can see his Globe Theatre in London today, but successful
ifs not the same building. There was a _______ fire in the old theatre and they built it again. He _______ died at the age of fifty-two.
1. like doing 喜欢做…… e.g. I like playing computer games. 2. at the age of … 在……岁时(=when … was …) e.g. He died at the age of sixty. =He died when he was sixty. 3. finish school 毕业 e.g. The boy finished school in 2008. 4. marry 结婚 1)marry sb 与……结婚 e.g. Mary married Jim last year.
2) get married 结婚 e.g. They got married in April, 2009. 3) marry sb to sb 把……嫁给…… e.g. Her father married her to Tony. 4) be married to sb. 与……结婚 e.g. She was married to her husband in 2003. 4. go to 搬往…… e.g. The Smiths moved to New York last year. 5. join 加入 e.g. We’ll go fishing. Do you wa
nt to join us? The man joined the Party last month.
6 Look at the sentences.
Wang Dong was born in Guangzhou. At the age of three, he went to Shenzhen with his parents At the age of six, he started school.
Now write sentences about events in your life.
I was born...
At the age of ...
My grandparents were born in the countryside. They both came from a small village in the south of china. They went to the village school when they were young and they both worked on a farm. They didn’t have a television but they listened to the radio. They got married when my grandmother was 22 and my Grandfather was 24. They usually travelled by bicycle and sometimes they travelled by train. They stayed on the farm all their lives. When my father left the village, my grandparents visited him in the city every year.
III. 翻译下列词组。 1. finish school 2. have three children 3. begin writing plays 4. theatre company 5. be an actor 毕业 有三个小孩 开始写剧本 剧团 当一名演员
1. He started to work when he was twelve years old. (同义句) at the age of twelve. He started to work ___________
2. He used a computer at school. (一般疑问句) Did he use a computer at school? ______
3. He rode a bike to school when he was a boy. (对划线部分提问) _________ When did he ____ ride a bike to school?
4. Tony started school in October, 1999. (对划线部分提问) _________ When did Tony _____ start school? 5. He made up his mind to be an actor. (同义句) decided to be an actor. He ____________
6. He married a young woman. (同义句) He ____ was _______ married _____ with a young woman. 7. She was a member of League for two years.(同义句) She ______ joined the League two years ago. 8. It was December 10, 2009 yesterday. (对划线部分提问) _____ _____ What was the _____ date yesterday?
1. My mother played the piano. （变为一般疑问句并做肯定回答） Did your mother play the piano? _____________________________ Yes, she did. _____________________________ 2. There were many people in the village.
Were there many people in __________________________ the village? __________________________ __________________ No, there weren’t.
3. They played football on the playground yesterday afternoon. （变为一般疑问句并做否定回答） Did they play football on the ____________________________ playground yesterday afternoon? ____________________________ No, they didn’t. ______________
4. The new music teacher arrived last night. （变为一般疑问句并做肯定回答） Did the new music teacher arrive last ______________________________ night? ______________________________ Yes, he/she did. ______________________________
5. The money was in one of my pockets. （变为一般疑问句并做肯定回答） Was the money in one of your ____________________________ pockets? __
__________________________ Yes, it was. ____________________________